Purported Galaxy Note 3 image hits the web, shows small bezel, rounded corners

by: Chris SmithJune 21, 2013
Galaxy Note 3 concept

Galaxy Note 3 concept

A new purported image of the upcoming Galaxy Note 3 flagship smartphone has hit the web, although it can’t be confirmed just yet.

This isn’t the first rumored image showing the next-generation Galaxy Note smartphone model, and it’ll surely not be the last, so, as always, we advise taking it with the appropriate amount of salt.

Assuming this is the real deal – or maybe another prototype of the device? – we’re looking at a smartphone that seems to have a large screen, small bezel and rounded corners.

Strangely enough, the following picture doesn’t show the entire handset, only a portion of its top and right side – you’d think that those people leaking such details about an upcoming device would have time to take better pictures of the handset.

Galaxy Note 3

The Galaxy Note 3 is expected to pack a 6-inch touchscreen display – which is exactly what the device in the image above is said to offer – and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor under the hood.

Traditionally, Galaxy Note models are unveiled at the German IFA show in September, but new rumors suggest that the Galaxy Note 3 could arrive earlier to make up for poorer than expected Galaxy S4 sales.

However, unlike in previous years when it had little competition in the “XXL” smartphone department, the Galaxy Note 3 will have at least a couple of formidable adversaries this year, including the HTC One Max (T6) and the Sony Xperia Z Ultra (ZU or Togari). Both devices are yet to be unveiled, although the latter should be announced in less than a week.

Are you looking forward to the Galaxy Note 3, or will you buy a different large smartphone?

  • Adroider

    that UI looks like its from lg not samsung

    • mobilemann

      i’ve not used that many LG phones for extended periods, but i always felt like they were trying to ape touchwiz.

    • ???

      what are u talking about? i swear that pic is just kingsoft

    • André Cuervo Paredes

      or pure android

  • bringITon

    samsung better “BRING IT” because there are optionS this year in the phablet department.

    • Jaun Lombard

      None with a Stylus though…

      • Gilles LeBlanc

        How often do you really use stylus as a % ? Why not Togari which can use anything as stylus?

        • freedomspopular

          I use mine all the time.

          Without a Wacom pen, there won’t be any “Air View” capabilities.

          • Rhino”

            your finger :P

        • Timmy

          I use my stylus all the time too. In many cases, it’s just easier than typing. Even though speech to text is getting much better, sometimes it’s agonizingly slow.

          I’m leaning more towards the Sony ZU since it can use anything as a stylus but will wait to see the head-to-head comparison first.

  • MasterMuffin

    You should really change that “cover picture”, everyone on G+ is thinking that that concept is the leak and people are saying how it looks like iPhone and how that “leak” us months ols and other stupid stuff because they don’t read the article

  • Cl3v3rName

    the battery & wifi icons don’t look like samsung’s

  • Downtoearth2

    Why does Samsung insist with rounded corners?As far I know the patent system favors Apple in this regard,Samsung will waste more money with this decision.

    • freedomspopular

      Would you prefer square corners? Do you realize how uncomfortable that would be on a device this big?

    • I suggest you take some other brands with sharp corners. They are available.

  • Dominick_7

    Going to be upgrading from the Note 2 to the Note 3 because its the only complete package including a Wacom sPen. But this looks like a chinese ripoff of what they think the Note 3 will be.

  • xtriker360

    Planning on getting this one or the LG one with snapdragon 800 processor whichever comes first, I just don’t want to wait very long. Using an s3 right now.

  • Tewfik

    Note 3

  • Daniel Ivanov

    note 3!!

  • Mvrcel Lgt

    wow, could be a huawei. Backside “stolen” from HTC, sides look like iphone4+Ascend P6. Only the front is the same old Samsung story…Specs will make people buy it (not me though)

  • Physicist

    This is the ultimate smartphone for me as BBM will be available for android shorty. If Blackberry produces a “sizable” phablet, i will be inclined to remain with BBM for life.

  • freedomspopular

    I’d love to see a bezel that small.

    And who knows, maybe this is an early prototype that they haven’t themed yet.

  • Anardo Cuello

    Yeah that looks like glass and metal… Not Samsung at all.

  • Åke

    Have a GN2 today. Want a bigger screen so iam looking forward to see how the ZU turns out….

  • spade

    shutter button, cool!…just a concept, phew!

  • mob

    When will the Note 4 arrive :)?
    – Mobifo